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Prevent scale and slime buildup in supermarket's display cases with Scum Away

Posted by Barry Greenberg on Thu, Nov 2, 2017 @ 23:11 PM

 

 The Answer to Free-Flowing Condensate Drain Lines

 

 Why is this Protocol Necessary?

 

The most obvious reason is leaking water that flows from areas beneath the cold food storage areas; both frozen food and cool: e.g. ice cream, dairy & eggs.

Aside from wet flooring that is unappealing to shoppers, its also a likely slip and fall hazard. – That can result in hundreds of thousand dollars, per incident. As we continue this discussion, you’ll realize that the wet floor is not comprised of potable water. In fact, the liquid mess most likely harbors pathogenic microorganisms.

More problems – More potential lawsuits.

 

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Condensate

 

  • Supermarket refrigerated display cases rely on the HVAC process to transfer heat and to keep their products cold. The process of cooled air flowing over the product, removes heat and is calculated to maintain the product at the desired temperature.
  • Most forced-air circulation meat cases, use air at approximately 28 F. But, in order to maintain the product at that temperature, a lot of air must flow over it. As the volume of air flowing over the product increases, so too does evaporation from the surface of the product. Evaporated moisture from the product is carried away as water vapor to the coil where it freezes and forms frost.
  • Moisture that helped to maintain freshness and case humidity gets frozen on the coil. When the case goes into defrost, the frost melts and drips to the bottom of the case and down the drain.
  • It’s obvious that any impurities, contacting the coil, will have the potential for bacteria growth. The condensate now developing in and on the pan, will contain these emerging microorganisms.

 


Misting Systems

 

  • Misting systems, designed to keep vegetables and foods fresh and reduce moisture loss, will allow food waste to be dispersed, and form on the coil.
  • Seafood is often a cause agent, for this type of spread of contamination.
  • Ice that has formed, in and around foods, will also be detrimental, if it melts and contacts the coil.

 

 

How does the biofilm form in supermarket display cases?

 

In food retail, the problem of biofilm starts within the food display chillers. - Airborne microbes land on the coil where the process begins its expensive lifespan.


The microbial mass finds an ideal breeding environment, and if it were practical, it could be arrested here. Cleaning and disinfecting of the coil would kill the microbes before they form biofilm. Unfortunately, this intensive process would need to be carried out daily, to be effective. In food retailing this is just not practical. The reality is that keeping the coil clean is not operationally practical.

 

How do bacteria form in the Condensate Drain Pan?

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As the coil transfers heat, moisture drips off the fins down to a collector or drip pan, where it is drained away as condensate wastewater. It is here that the bacteria secrete a polysaccharide jelly, rapidly growing and multiplying in days. The jelly/mass is very resilient, resisting penetration of cleaning agents including many antimicrobial agents.

As the jelly builds, usually where the waste water becomes static, or slow moving on its route through the case plumbing and drains, it blocks the drain line, causing the display case to hold water and then leak.

 

The leaking water contains many pathogenic organisms, including Legionella, E-coli and listeria.

 

The system's fan will propel these pathogenic organisms into the building, in the form of tiny droplets (aerosolized), causing serious medical issues.

 

You can review an EPA article on this topic - See Lesson Four 

 

Additional Headaches...

 

The water level in the blocked display case can also reach the fan motors and destroy them, causing additional costly damage and down-time.

 

Ancillary damage to the case and components (corrosion), reduces the lifespan of the display case and its efficiency. 

 

Food loss is of course, another casualty.

 

 

 

 

 


 

If We Keep our Cold Food Merchandising Coolers Sanitary, why is there a problem?

 

The typical refrigeration unit operates between 33-38 degrees F. The unit will usually have a bottom mounted compressor. Typical construction is white anodized aluminum, with a stainless steel floor.

There a two (2) completely different families of bacteria: pathogenic bacteria, the kind that cause food borne illness and spoilage bacteria, the kind of bacteria that cause food to deteriorate and develop unpleasant odors, taste and textures.

 

Bacteria and Spoilage

 

Pathogenic bacteria can grow rapidly in the “danger zone”, the temperature range between 40 F. and 140 F. However, they do not generally affect the taste, smell or appearance of a food. In other words, one cannot tell that a pathogen is present.

Power outages, when temperatures will increase, can be a cause of food spoilage.

Any contamination can and will form on the coil.

 

 Damage to Your Cooler

 

The seams and areas of the frame of the display units can be compromised by pressure washing, as well as with contact with alkaline and acidic substances. Any areas effected will allow the entry, or access for the foodstuff to enter the underbelly of the cooling system. Yes, leakage from tomatoes, orange juice and many foods are potentially corrosive to your refrigeration systems.

 

Is the regular operation of the Cooling System, an area of concern?

 

All air handling systems, including supermarket refrigeration displays, can contribute to the growth and spread of disease-causing agents.

The primary reason is the condensate drain pan, that’s intended to allow the transport of water, to the drain.

 

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Related Problems

 

  • Slime Build-Up, that blocks the drain access and the consequent drain pan overflows
  • The growth of harmful bacteria, including those causing Legionnaire's disease
  • Musty odors introduced into air handling systems, caused by bacterial slime accumulations – sick building syndrome (SBS), with acute health effects

 

                 

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Look no further than Scum Away, to help solve the ongoing problem related to airborne illness (mold/mildew), clogged condensate drains, water overflow & water soaked floors.

 

Avoid Overflows onto your foot- traffic areas

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Common HVAC Problems: Keep Condensate Flowing

Posted by Barry Greenberg on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 @ 11:06 AM

condensate drainpan treatment pangelgeltabsWe’ve all seen the late night infomercials that offer a single device with a million applications to solve the most common, inconvenient problems in life.  Whether it’s a utensil that slices, dices, stirs, and fries; or a handy tool to fix everything from your car to your washing machine, rarely do these offers live up to the hype.  HVAC problems can be very similar.  You can experience a number of different issues from one single mishap.  Fortunately, unlike the “as seen on TV” merchandise, there is a proven solution, that can resolve and prevent many of these problems.

First let’s take a look some of the signs of a common HVAC problem.

  • Leaking water from a HVAC unit
  • Condensate drain pan overflow 
    • Wet carpet
    • Water damage on walls
    • Water damage on ceilings
  • System shutdown
  • Build-up of dangerous mold and bacteria

These symptoms can all stem from one issue.  However, it is important to know that while this problem can have a simple solution, the damage that it causes can be much more complex.  Replacing carpet, flooring, sheetrock, electronics, removing mold and mildew, and potential slip and fall hazards are only a few of the possible collateral hazards.  So what is the problem that could create all of this damage? The answer is condensate drain pan blockages and overflow.

 

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Condensate Drain, Trap, and Line Clogs

As the air conditioner runs, condensation occurs around the coil.  It collects in a pan under the unit, and then drains.  If the coil is dirty, the condensate will become dirty and that will also collect in the pan and drain line.  Any other debris or soil that can fall into the pan will also create potential clogs.  So short of constantly cleaning the coils and drain pan, what options are there to keep the pan and drain lines clear?  The simple answer is Pan-Gel.

Pan-Gel Condensate Drain Pan Treatment

Pan-Gel is a gel tablet that sits in the condensate pan of your air conditioner.  As the condensate drips and runs over the tab, it creates a gel that locks it into place, preventing blockages.  As the condensate continues to flow, a slow release gel provides a long lasting, positive, aggressive cleaning action.  Sludge, dirt, and other debris are broken down and drained away, preventing clogs and overflows. 

With Pan-Gel gel tabs, the possibility of an overflowing condensate drain pan, unit damage, property damage, harmful bacteria and mold, goes away. 

With the warm summer months arriving and air conditioners running around the clock, now is the time to ensure that your HVAC units are up to the task.  Keeping the condensate drain pan clean and clear is an important maintenance step.  Chemex Industries offers a variety of eco-friendly specialty cleaning and maintenance products that will keep your A/C cool and running all year.

 

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HVAC Maintenance Tips: 4 Problems, 4 Solutions

Posted by Barry Greenberg on Thu, Apr 7, 2016 @ 15:04 PM

industrial hvac problemsAs we transition from winter into spring, with the summer season season a blink away, the pressure of maintaining your HVAC system in optimum condition, is typically is the responsibility of the plant maintenance department. Depending on where you are located and the climate, your cooling system may never rest, or it may just be coming out of hibernation. Either way, there could be severe concerns, if you aren’t focused on keeping your system(s) maintained and clean.  The certainty is that it is much easier and inexpensive to keep your HVAC clean and functioning, than it is to repair and deal with the collateral damage, associated with the related problems.

Air conditioning problems can stem from a number of causes, but the ripple effect of a down or damaged system can have much farther reaching consequences.  Loss of inventory, temporary closures and major health hazards are only a few of the complications that can occur from HVAC issues.  Luckily there are products and practices available that will keep your A/C (and your business) running smoothly.

Some common issues that may arise after an off-season or during the busy summer months are:

Any of these problems can create other issues.  Clogged drain lines and condensate pan accumulations can lead to water damage and associated health hazards.  Dirty coils and corrosion can increase energy costs and add stress to the system.  Leaks can cause other property damage as well as damage to the unit itself.  The good news is that there are preventative measures and remedies for each of these major problems.

Pan-Gel Gel Tabs with AT-8

Pan-Gel is a condensate drain pan treatment.  These gel tabs are placed in the drain pan, and as moisture flows over the tab, a gel is formed locking the tab in place.  This unique reaction prevents the tab from creating an obstruction near the drain line.  The distinct gel formula with AT-8, allows the gel on the tab to be slowly released, allowing for a long-lasting, aggressive cleaning action.  Any sludge, build-up or accumulation of dirt, soil or debris will be eliminated.  Pan-Gel will prevent water damage from occurring due to an overflowing condensate pan.  It will also help prevent stale water odors, the growth of pathogenic organisms, breathing problems and slip and fall hazards.

F-2002 Acid Replacement Cleaner

F-2002 is a powerful and safe multi-functional cleaner/descaler.  It combines the high performance of an acid-based cleaner with the mildness of liquid dish soap.  This solution will not compromise on cleaning ability and will leave users, surfaces and equipment safe from harmful acids.  F-2002 can clean clogged condensate drain lines of heavy deposits and soil, preventing backup and water damage.  Lime, calcium, hard water scale, mold, and mildew are quickly and safely removed from the inside of the lines, returning your A/C unit back to optimum condition.

Miracoil 2

Miracoil 2 is a non-acid A/C – HVAC cleaner.  It is not uncommon for corrosion to build up on the surface of A/C coils.  These accumulations can dramatically lower the efficiency of the machine and increase the operation costs as well as the deterioration of your system.  Miracoil 2 deoxidizes the corrosion while removing dirt and sooty soil.  Simply spray this application on and the corrosion will disappear.  Its deep cleaning action creates foam to penetrate deeply in to the coil causing other soil and debris to float out without the potential for damage of fins from scrubbing or pressure washing.  Better yet, Miracoil 2 is a non-solvent cleaner, so it is safe on all of your roofing materials as well.  Using this product can extend the life of the unit and lower energy costs all with an environmentally safe and low labor formula.

HVAC Leak Detector – Low Temp Bubbles

One problem that can be major trouble for your unit and your facility is an A/C leak.  Being able to diagnose and confirm this problem is the first step in repairing it.  If you have to continuously add fluid to your system, you likely have a leak.  If that is the case, identifying where the leak exists is vital.  Low Temp Bubbles is an HVAC leak detector. It is specially formulated to detect leaks below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (it also works above freezing as well).  This product contains special fluorescent dyes for increased visibility and is safe for most refrigerant and natural gas systems.  It works well on both small and large leaks.  Simply wipe the surface you are testing before applying, then daub or spray the bubbles on and around that location.  Bubbles will quickly form if a leak exists. 

While HVAC systems are complex machines, there are simple and safe maintenance steps and products available that can keep your unit running efficiently for years.  The problems listed above are only a handful of the issues to be mindful of, but it is important to remember that discovering one of these too late can mean much more than an expensive A/C bill. 

For environmentally friendly and effective cleaning and maintenance solutions, Chemex Industries has products that meet the needs for a wide range of industries and businesses.

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Air Conditioner Repair: Safe and Effective Drainage Pan Treatment

Posted by Barry Greenberg on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 @ 12:02 PM

Air Conditioner Repair: Safe and Effective Drainage Pan TreatmentThere are few things more refreshing than stepping into a building to escape the sweltering heat.  However as effective and efficient as HVAC technology has become, the laws of physics can still take their toll on a system.  One of the most common problems that plague air conditioners stems from the drainage pan, or drain trap.  While a drainage pan problem can create bigger issues for your air conditioner and cause other physical damage to your infrastructure, it can also cause a significant health hazard.

Air Conditioner Drainage Pan Basics

Drainage, or drip, pans are in place to collect the condensate that is created by the evaporator coil of an air conditioner.  As this condensate fills the pan it is routed to a drain line and taken away.  Based on the environment and operation of an air conditioner, the drainage pan and drain line are inherently problematic.  It is very common for dirt, dust, mildew, mold, soil particles, bacteria and other debris to be found in the drainage pan.  As the condensate begins to fill the pan and drain away, it serves as a vehicle for all of these elements to enter the drain line and clog it.  Couple this propensity to clog with the typically dark, humid and poorly ventilated locations of central A/C units and the conditions are ideal for the growth of mold, fungus, algae and harmful bacteria.

Problems Caused by Air Conditioner Drain Line Clogs

A constantly clogged drain line can cause the drainage pan to overflow with condensate, and any debris it may be carrying.  This can cause a variety of additional problems in addition to damaging the unit.

  • Water Damage
    • Stained Carpets
    • Water Marks
    • Sheetrock Damage    
  • Health Hazards
    • Pathogenic Organisms
    • Breathing Problems (i.e. Lung Infections)
    • Slipping Hazards

Safe and Effective Solutions to Air Conditioner Drainage Line Clogs

Now that the signs and damage caused by a simple clog have been identified, let’s identify a safe, effective, simple solution.  Pan-Gel geltabs with AT-8 serve not only as a remedy, but also as an automatic maintenance plan.  Pan-Gel’s unique approach to A/C drain pan treatment is due to its locking ability.  Where many devices will float inside of the pan, potentially ending up over the drain and creating a blockage, Pan-Gel adheres to the bottom of the drip pan and remains stationary.  As the condensate (moisture) either drips on, or flows over the Pan-Gel geltab, it forms a gel that locks the tab in place, preventing it from creating an obstruction. 

Once the tab is set, its unique formula consisting of AT-8 turns into a very slowly releasing gel.  This gel creates a positive, long lasting and aggressive cleaning action.  This gel tab cleans the accumulated sludge caused by: dirt, dust, soil particles, mold, algae and any other debris that was in the drain pan.  As this gel moves across the drain pan and through the lines it eliminates any blockages as well as stale water odors. 

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  • Gel Tabs Lock Into Place
  • No Noxious Fumes
  • No Chlorine
  • Works Immediately
  • Slow & Continuous Release
  • Prevents Expensive Repairs
  • Provides Up To Six Months Of Service
  • Prevents Disease & Odor Causing Bacteria
  • Controls Odors
  • Prevents Overflows
  • Non-Toxic
  • Non-Corrosive
  • Cost-Effective

Pan-Gel Gel Tabs Are Perfect For:

  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Hotels
  • Supermarkets
  • Prisons
  • Institutional Facilities
  • Industrial Facilities
  • Nursing Homes
  • Apartments
  • And More…

Reduce the stress on your maintenance resources and prevent expensive facility damage and costly health hazards by keep your A/C drainage pans clean and clear with Pan-Gel. 

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Pan-Gel Condensate Pan Treatment For A/C and HVAC Systems

Posted by Barry Greenberg on Mon, Jul 28, 2014 @ 15:07 PM

Eliminate plugged condensate drainlines

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As the compressor in your A/C or HVAC system runs, it creates a heat exchange that allows the system to emit hot or cold air. As part of this heat exchange, the compressor pulls water from the room air as it operates. Most of the country has been noticing higher humidity levels, thus more stress on the A/C to dehumidify.  Most units use a drain pan and drain lines to funnel the condensation from this process, and to route it away from your system and its surroundings. Some systems utilize a pump to assist the drainage & more often it drains by gravity alone.

But over time, that pan and the drain lines can get clogged with algae, slime, debris, sediments, and various minerals.  Additioanlly, the pan itself deteriorates because of rust etc. and provides an uneven surface. This is an ideal spot for water stagnation. Chemex Industries Pan-Gel condensate pan treatment is a water-activated gel that both cleans and prevents your drain pan and lines from becoming obstructed.  As water from your A/C or HVAC system drips into the drain pan and lines, it mixes with the slow-release cleaner in the Pan-Gel treatment, removing debris and deposits and allowing the condensation to freely drain from your system, as intended.

Each pan gel treatment lasts approximately six months, and helps cut down on costly maintenance and repairs, that can become necessary when mineral build up, dust, or debris block your drain lines or build up in your drain pan. Because this process keeps your pan and lines clean, you don't have to worry about the drain pan overflowing and creating water damage in/under your system, or the safety hazard where excess leaking could cause a short. 

Other health & safety concerns are slipping/falling & the release of the potential for Legionella ( deadly bacterium) and a variety of other pathogenic organisms. The fungus Aspergillus & Mycobacterium tuberculosis can thrive in the environment that the drip pan provides.Typical A/C units used in hotels & some hospitals have air blowing through the coil and can cause the water in the pan to aerosollize (small particles) and become airborne.

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Pan-Gel geltabs maintains condensate drain pans

Posted by Barry Greenberg on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 @ 16:07 PM

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Air Conditioning condensate drain pans and lines can be breeding grounds for mold and sludge. These two culprits can lead to big problems, if left unchecked. Mold growth in the condensate drain pan, can negatively affect air quality. Mold is a recognized allergen that has been linked to breathing difficulties and severe illness. Sludge in drain pans and lines can cause stale water odors, and worse; they can lead to clogged or plugged lines. Sludge clogs in the pan or line do not allow the plumbing hardware, to function properly. Condensate that backs up and overflows can cause troublesome and expensive damage to surrounding structures. Avoid these issues with regular maintenance, that incorporates Pan-Gel geltabs.

Pan-Gel geltabs have locking action. It works like this: 

Condensate drips or flows over the tabs, which then produce a gel that locks the tab in place. The tabs are formulated with the powerful ingredient  "AT-8", and operate by means of very slow gel release. The slow release provides aggressive, sustained cleaning action. It prevents mold and sludge formation and buildup and keeps drain pans and lines clear. Stale water odors are prevented because these substances are never allowed to form.

Pan-Gel geltabs begin working immediately and prevent issues that can lead to costly repairs. Significantly, these geltabs do not release chlorine or other toxic or noxious fumes. They are perfect for use in industrial plants, hospitals, apartments, office buildings, schools, food preparation areas, nursing homes, hotels and motels.

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Control odors and prevent overflow, inhibit the growth of bacteria, the production of algae, scum and disease-causing organisms, by simply placing the Pan-gel geltab on the condensate drain line. Lasts up to six months.

At Chemex Industries, we provide an an extensive line of environmentally safe solutions for all your maintenance needs and safety requirements. Contact us today to find out more about Pan-Gel gel tabs and other products to meet your facility maintenance and custodial requirements. We are committed to providing a bridge to a greener community with integrity and superior customer service.

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Condensate Drain Pan Treatment 101

Posted by Barry Greenberg on Fri, Jul 11, 2014 @ 14:07 PM

Got biofilm, algae, mold, sediment & deposits in your pan?

Air conditioning (HVAC) units and other machinery that cools air, work by moving warm air over a coil, containing the refrigerant.  The process causes water vapor to condensate into a liquid (in the form of water droplets), which is then collected in your condensate pan.  If you have a window AC unit, you’ve probably seen this process in action, as water drips from the outside of the unit. 

The larger the unit, the more condensation is produced—for example, a 6,000 pound AC unit can produce as much as two gallons of liquid per hour.  All of that condensate must be piped away through a drain, to prevent an overflow.  Often, materials such as rust and slime (as well as bacteria) can build up in the condensate drain pan, clogging the drain and causing a subsequent overflow. For this reason, condensate drain pans must be effectively treated & maintained with condensate drain line cleaner to dissolve the rust and slime, in order to permit the draining process to move smoothly and to prevent potentially dangerous bacteria from being introduced into the environment, via air ducts.

Facilities which require large air conditioning units are most at risk of slime (biofilm) build-up and most in need of an effective drain pan treatment. These include commercial properties, health care facilities, hotels, senior living facilities, supermarkets, office buildings, apartment complexes, among others.

Condensate drain pan treatment is essential to eliminate the hazards, as outlined.

 

See Technical Data HEREcondensate drain line treatment, geltabs, sticky tabs     A number of commercially-available products, such as tablets, gels and drain pads, will dissolve slime and rust to maintain efficient drainage action.  Each product contains a different combination of chemicals, such as biocides and chemicals which neutralize pH, and each works in a slightly different way—for example, some include a time release mechanism.  Products are designed to work with AC units of different sizes.  Finally, some products are more environmentally safe than others. 

            

Advantages of Slime-Away Sticky Geltabs

Of the several available products, Slime-Away Sticky geltabs provide a number of important advantages.  They lock in place, to prevent movement, which can otherwise clog the drain. Slime Away Sticky Geltabs start to work as soon as they placed in the drain pan. They have a time-release action to ensure treatment is constant and continual.  And they prevent odors associated with stagnated/standing water.

To be sure you’re purchasing the correct product to maintain uninterrupted and free flowing drainage, team with Chemex, with 30 + years experience, providing specialty chemicals, safety supplies and equipment..

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Condensate Pan Treatment: Treat Condensate Drain Pans

Posted by Barry Greenberg on Wed, Jul 9, 2014 @ 18:07 PM

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The condensate pan catches water from the cooling coils of air conditioners and refrigeration units. On hot, humid days, large volumes of condensate drain off. Most problems with condensate pans involve leaking of water, because the drainage from the pan, has become blocked. Condensate pans tend to accumulate sludge, algae and scum, that can create unpleasant odors as well as block your drain. 

Blocked or poorly draining condensate pans can cause serious problems. A pool of stagnant liquid under the air conditioner can breed diseases, including Legionnaires. Leaking water can destroy carpets and cause structural damage to walls, floors and ceilings. Aside from the various health risks, the "flooding" can cause slip & fall incidents.

 

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Pans also tend to be located in places that are difficult to clean. Liquid additives poured into pans may wash out some of the sludge, but the additive will rapidly drain away and the problem will recur. Solid cleaners tend to move with the water flow and often block the drain. Some wax-based products will melt, in-place, causing a mess.

Our Pan Gel are positioned right in the pan. As condensate comes in contact with Pan Gel, it securely locks in place. As water continues to flow over the tab, it releases the cleanser that clears the sludge out of the pan and opens the drain lines. No more odor and no more blocked drains. Each Pan Gel tab lasts about six months. 

The Pan Gel tabs do not contain chlorine or any other chemical that can release noxious fumes. They are 100% biodegradable. They are safe to use in computer rooms, hospitals & schools. They come in various sizes for HVAC, commercial refrigeration, and cold room applications. 

 

 

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Combat mold and algae growth in your condensate drain lines

Posted by Barry Greenberg on Mon, Jul 7, 2014 @ 15:07 PM

 

High heat, humidity & dampness can be a recipe for mold and related micro toxins, in many facilities. Southern California battles these elements, year round.  Indoor air quality suffers, as heat soars.

HVAC systems encounter mold growth on the inside of the building’s return air ducts. Additionally, the condensate drain lines become clogged with algae, slime & other encrusted matter.

Blocked condensate drain lines, can cause indoor air quality concerns, as well as causing algae, slime and mold to form. Water overflowing the pan causes slip and falls. Consider using a condensate drain line treatment, or a condensate drain pan treatment.

Using a Hospital Grade Disinfectant product (Phenomenal), a drain-line opener for the condensate lines and a condensate pan treatment, to be placed on the pan itself, is an effective 3-pronged approach to remedy.

To learn more about this effective 3-pronged approach, please contact us via e-mail at:

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Prevent overflows by plugged condensate drain lines

Posted by Barry Greenberg on Wed, Jul 2, 2014 @ 23:07 PM

 

When you have your A/C unit running, you create condensation. The A/C motor (warm), a dark-enclosed environment and condensation, provide the ideal opportunity for disease causing bacteria to thrive.

Without regular maintenance, condensate pans will provide a breeding ground for the build-up of algae, sludge, scum and other messy and odorous organisms. This build-up can cause plugged drains and overflows, which in turn result in water damage. "Pan-Gel" is formulated with ingredients proven effective in cleaning and preventing these deposits, and its use will eliminate the extra maintenance costs associated with odors, plugged drains and overflows.

In addition, the A/C's fan blows & redistributes these microrganisms throughout your facility. - think Legionella... It's not worth the risk of not treating your system.

Inhibit odor causing bacteria, slime and mold on condensate drain pans and drain lines with a single "Pan-Gel" tab. Pan-Gel will last up to six months, so they're very easy & affordable to implement. Moisture in the A/C unit will drip or flow onto the Pan-Gel tab, which creates a gel, which effectively locks the gel tab in place. - That prevents the tab from moving, as other tabs do, which can cause the drain to be blocked.

The unique design formula with AT-8, turns the tab into a very slow gel release, giving it a positive, long lasting ans aggressive cleaning action. The gel tab will clean sludge & other accumulations in your condensate pans & lines, eliminating plugged condensate drain lines and stale water odors. The Pan-Gel tabs last up to six months.

         Pan-Gel are NSF Registered     condensate drain line

Pan Gel, Condensate Pan Treatment is Used by Hospitals, Hotels, Food Plants, Supermarkets, Nursing Homes, etc.

You can prevent the damage caused by the overflow of clogged condensate drain lines, using Pan-Gel tabs. Simply place them into the condensate drain pan and forget about them. When activated by condensation, the tab will turn to a gel and "lock" into place. This ensures that the tab will not move and potentially block the drain. "Pan-Gel" tabs are designed to completely dissolve at an even rate over a 6 month period, leaving nothing to remove when the product is done working.

 

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